Naturopathic Medicine Week 2020- Resources for Naturopathic Doctors & Students

Two quick debriefings from AANP and INM to help you prep for Naturopathic Medicine Week 2020 (Oct 4th-10th) and to get the most out of the FREE offerings, resources, events and discounts for Naturopathic Doctors & Students!

AANP Resources, Tips & Events

I spoke with Dr. Desta Golden, a Director for the AANP to share with us what all AANP has going on for NMW2020 such as discounts and events you don't want to miss out on!


AANP Resources for NMW 2020:

Vote through Oct 5th for the upcoming AANP Board:


Desta Golden ND, MS graduated from National University of Natural Medicine as a naturopathic physician with a certificate in natural childbirth. In addition to her medical training, she received her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Her practice focuses on supporting moms and growing healthy families from preconception and fertility through pregnancy and postpartum and transitioning into the early years of motherhood. Her signature specialty and pet passion is optimizing infant food introduction and nutrition in the first 1000 days of life. She is a community speaker and educator as well as frequent contributor to EcoParent magazine. She and her husband are raising a healthy family of their own with their two children and flock of backyard chickens.

INM Resources, Tips & Themes

Get ready for Naturopathic Medicine Week with the best resources on your side! Dr. Griffin discusses the FREE resources IMN has for YOU, the Naturopathic Doctor & Student to help you have the best week possible.


Sign up for the ambassador program: (case-sensitive)

Sign up for HYPE: (case-sensitive)

Follow @inmambassador to stay in the loop. It's a private account, so if your profile doesn't show your full name or make it clear that you're a real ND, please DM the account so your follow request will be approved.

Hashtag list per INM:






INM Themes for NMW 2020 (covered in more detail in the video):

Sunday: When to work with an ND and what it's like

Monday: How to choose an ND

Tuesday: Telehealth with an ND

Wednesday: Co-managing patient care with an ND

Thursday: Diversity within naturopathic medicine

Friday: NDs addressing & understanding healthcare disparities

Saturday: Why NDs choose this profession


Dr. Griffin McMath joined the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) after graduation to develop the Ambassador Training Program - an initiative designed to build a team of effective and empowered grassroots spokespersons from coast to coast using approved universal language and messaging. Dr. McMath has personally trained and supported ambassadors who have gone on to be featured guests on or create major podcasts, ambassadors who have been interviewed on CNN and various major online media publications, those brought on to testify in support of regulation for naturopathic medicine, those who have been the first ND hired in major organizations, and much more. In the spring of 2020, Dr. McMath created a mechanism called HYPE that provides major naturopathic organizations with "in the field" sources for quotes, subject matter expertise, testimonials, and more. HYPE is especially geared toward amplifying and supporting BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and others who have long been marginalized and oppressed. In addition to these roles, Dr. McMath has been intimately involved in major naturopathic profession PR and reputation management and enhancement, social media, navigation of difficult communications on both individual and organizational levels, managed communications for the Naturopathic Medicine Collaborative (NMC), and has been actively involved national and global profession-advancing committees on communications, identity, global health, and collaboration. Also after graduating, Dr. McMath was hired as the Program Administrator of Integrative Wellness at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) in collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Integrative Medicine (UMSOM-CIM). Dr. McMath has been instrumental in leadership and direction of the profession’s advancement over the last several years, and after some time away from clinical practice during family illness, she relocated to Hawaii in August 2020 to return to practicing naturopathic medicine.

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